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“A+ on taste, B on portion size ”

Kaizen Davao Japanese street dining
Ranked #33 of 532 Restaurants in Davao City
Description: Kaizen Davao is the 1st and the hippest Japanese Street dining in Davao City. Where there are lights, smokey nights, sushi platters, donburi, steaming ramen, bottles of beer, friendships and great time. Casual straight up Japanese street dining experience!
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Description: Kaizen Davao is the 1st and the hippest Japanese Street dining in Davao City. Where there are lights, smokey nights, sushi platters, donburi, steaming ramen, bottles of beer, friendships and great time. Casual straight up Japanese street dining experience!
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This street dining outlet opened with much hype for being the the first concept offered in Davao. Following remained strong but be warned to get there early (it opens at 5pm daily) as menu items run out fast particularly if you plan to dine past 10pm (despite operating hours til 1130pm during weekdays and til 1am on weekends). Had the Kaizen Curry Ramen (P195) which has minced chicken, vegetables in rich curry-flavored broth. The taste was very good and flavorful. Perfect balance of the spiciness of the curry and togarashi and the light tastes of the vegetables coatinf the spring-y texture of the noodles. Portion size is ok for midnight snack but a bit small for dinner. The other 2 ramen (seafood and chasu) offerings have regular and big portions as option. Also ordered Tuna Tartare (P120) as side dish and got disappointed on the serving size which was tuna flakes (at first I thought it was canned tuna but had bite into chewy tuna chunk so it seemed to be a mix) clumped on top of 3 pieces fried wonton wrappers. Also had Kaizen Roll (P189 tuna, cream cheese and cucumber) which tasted ok but could be much better with chunkier filling. Other sushi rolls are available with controversial names as well as rice toppings. Also tried the assorted Kushikatsu (P39 per piece and could be better if served with lemon slice on the side as the fried taste and the sweet sauce can be too much on the 2nd stick) and Yakitori (P29-P45 the chicken wings can be a challenge to handle) items. If you are coming here hungry, go for the ramen, rice toppings and rolls. Stick to basic items to get value for money. Or if you are adventurous, do ask about the portion size from the server so as not to get disappointed.

1  Thank Debby G
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

there's a huge difference between the Kaizen in Manila which is a resto, and this Kaizen street dining. some of the food aren't the same as the taste, presentation and the price. More of a pang "masa" version of Kaizen Japanese resto.
Taste good and most of the time crowded, staffs look tired but always there to help. If you want a comfort food bbut cheap better try here, the du30 roll is a must try, sad for me I haven't tried their famous Martial Roll because it isn't available that time.

1  Thank sheli_cious
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Kaizen is definitely one of the food shops here in Davao that offers legit Japanese cuisine. Their rolls are my favorite. The taste is worth the price you are paying. The place is just small yet cozy, it still makes you feel comfortable munching all the foods they offer.

When you are from Davao, have some time to drop by and taste Kaizen's delicious rolls.

If you're visiting Davao makes sure to eat at Kaizen as part of your itinerary. It will be worth it.

3  Thank Melo Jane C
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I wanted to rate before i even finish my food. Their rolls just explode with flavor. I like the salty egg on the ramen. Not the usual soft boiled. Price is a bit on the high side for davao but the overall experience is well worth it. Service is exceptionally fast with almost 1:1 waiter per table. Im going back soon

3  Thank Barnes C
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Soup p199 good for 3pax
California maki p139 8pcs
Fair price for a good food
Service tops it all :) worth the long wait....

3  Thank davaoestate
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